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    God Is Acting

    I'm three weeks into a new semester of teaching a course on Ignatian Spirituality at Boston College. It's an absolute delight, both for the...

    Ignatian Parenting

    It is possible to bring an Ignatian perspective to parenting. My wife Sue and I don’t claim to be the best at this...

    An Outline of the Spiritual Exercises

    First Principle and Foundation God's creative, unconditional love and call for total response. A positive sense of God, self, creation. Desire for freedom. First Week:...

    The Spiritual Exercises

    The Spiritual Exercises are a compilation of meditations, prayers, and contemplative practices developed by St. Ignatius Loyola to help people deepen their relationship with...
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    Rigid or Rearranged?

    This post is based on Week One of An Ignatian Prayer Adventure. My collection of Star Wars LEGO sets has increased about 400%—an unintended, though...
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    Yo-Ho! Yo-Ho! Ignatian Life for Me

    “Let us give thanks for the great treasure of Ignatian spirituality.” Fr. David Ayotte, SJ, led us in prayer, but I didn’t hear the rest...


    Immediately after his recovery from the wounds of battle sustained at Pamplona, St. Ignatius set out to make a pilgrimage to the Benedictine monastery...
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    When We Can’t Have What We Want

    You’d think that people of faith would know how to deal with basic disappointments. We have been trained to think in the long-term and...
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    A Gratitude Resolution

    When I was a girl, I was a Girl Scout. Thankfully, we had an active troop leader who took us on all kinds of outdoor...
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    Arts & Faith: Lent—Holy Thursday Imaginative Prayer Exercise

    As we move from Lent to Easter, we’ll provide Ignatian prayers for the Triduum, inspired by videos from Arts & Faith: Lent. The video...